Overview of Neighborhood
Orchid Grove helped reclaim a Florida City, FL neighborhood in 2010 by investing new capital and transforming a once barren urban infill lot into a stunning residential asset. Municipal reinvestment followed: streets, curbs and sidewalks have been rebuilt for blocks in every direction. In taking on problems in this once troubled setting, Rural Neighborhoods and co-developer Pinnacle Housing Group understood the potential impact of success– changed communities change lives.
The 80 garden apartments that comprise Orchid Grove are replete with energy-efficient and environmentally conscious features that earn the community a Florida Green Home Silver Certification. Orchid Grove’s standing-seam metal roofs and the pergolas and horizontal-struck stucco of its clubhouse are reminiscent of old Florida, but interior ceramic-tile flooring, solid surface countertops and Europe-style cabinets offer residents the easy care of modern apartment living. Unit configurations offer choices of balconies and bay windows and sizes from 2 bedrooms, 2 baths to 4 bedrooms, 3 baths meet the needs of small and large families alike.
- Florida Green Building Coalition Certified Florida Green Home
- Energy Star Appliances
- Computer Learning Center and Library
- Playground and Sports Court
- Income Restricted
The Community: Florida City
Located in southernmost Miami-Dade County, Florida City is a small town of just over 11,000 persons. Founded in 1914, the local economy has been strongly tied to agriculture for the past century. National and local businesses grade and pack much of the nation’s winter tomatoes, squash and green beans in the sprawling Florida City State Farmers Market making packing-house employment a key seasonal occupation. Known as the Gateway to the Keys and situated between Everglades and Biscayne National Park, other residents find low-wage jobs in Florida City’s hospitality and food service industries. Few well-paying jobs makes paying bills a challenge. Rural Neighborhoods’ Orchid Grove provides a safe, decent and affordable place to live for hard working families.